Novel Follows Homeless Teens ‘Running through shadows’

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Tony Taouk portrays the hardships facing the displaced and the friendships that can be forged in such desperate times when the whole world is seemingly against those forsaken by society, when all they have left is each other. In his novel, the vagabond lives of three homeless youths take a dramatic turn when they attempt to find better lives but become mired in dangerous circumstances that force them to survive by “Running through shadows” (published by Xlibris AU).

Taouk’s tale follows three homeless 19-years-olds: Chris, Peter and Rosa, who live in the back of a van in a rural town and survive by stealing from the local members of the community. Their routine is abruptly interrupted after they steal money from the local church and are eventually caught. This incident prompts Peter to reflect on where his life is heading, and he begins to steer the three of them into a more productive direction. Unexpectedly, their lives take another dramatic turn, when a scuffle with two other youths, brings police involvement back into their lives again. This results in Chris and Peter finding out about Rosa’s and her family’s suspicious past, which is soon followed by a kidnapping and desperation by the main characters to keep everyone safe.

Readers will see how a chance at bettering their lives goes awry and places the three homeless teens in a dangerous and desperate situation. Taouk juxtaposes the companions’ need to be true to each other with the harsh reality of their situation, showing the value of friendship in times of darkness.

“Running through shadows”
By Tony Taouk
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 172 pages | ISBN 9781499011128
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 172 pages | ISBN 9781499011104
E-Book | 172 pages | ISBN 9781499011142
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Tony Taouk is 33 years old and was born in Australia to two Lebanese immigrants into a large family. Raised in a culture of poetry, faith and spirituality, he graduated from university with a degree in Social Science and Communications. He has travelled to Lebanon, France, Cypress, Singapore and through every town in New South Wales and Victoria as well as the bottom quarter of Queensland.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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